Illinois Work Comp Allows For Some Mental Trauma Cases

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Illinois law permits payment for some mental trauma situations. For instance, if you are a first responder and you suffer trauma as a result of directly aiding victims then you have a strong claim. Cases have been denied for general on the job stress such as school teachers.

 

Highest Value Workers’ Compensation Cases- Hands

Previously we discussed knee injuries.

Another area of large settlements in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases involve hand injuries.

One reason is that the law values the hand as worth  a total of 205 weeks.

The hand is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as handling, gripping, feeling, fingering and lifting.

Many hand injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Hands are often difficult to repair and result in arthritis and potentially require additional surgery and treatment in later years.

Permanent limitations in handling, fingering, and lifting will also increase the value of your settlement.

Questions about your work injury and the value of your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Highest Value Workers’ Compensation Cases- Knees

Last week we discussed shoulder injuries.

Another area of large settlements in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases involve knee injuries.

One reason is that the law values the knee as part of the person as a whole worth a total of 215 weeks.

This is  a large amount of total weeks for a major body part.

The knee is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as walking, standing, and lifting.

Many knee injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Knees are often difficult to repair and result in arthritis and potentially require knee replacements in later years.

Permanent limitations in lifting, standing and walking will also increase the value of your settlement.

Questions about your work injury and the value of your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

Highest Value Workers’ Compensation Injuries

Some of the biggest settlements in Illinois Workers’ Compensation cases involve back injuries.

One reason is that the law values the back at 500 total weeks.

This is the largest amount of total weeks for any body part.

The back is vital to being able to work, of course, because it impacts activities such as walking, lifting, standing and sitting.

Many back injuries result in surgery.

Surgeries increase the value of your case.

Permanent limitations in lifting, standing, walking and lifting will also increase the value of your settlement.

Questions about your work injury and the value of your case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.